India proposes fresh discussion with Pakistan on Kartarpur Corridor
New Delhi: India has proposed Pakistan to hold a second round of fresh talks on Kartarpur Corridor. The discussions will be held on July 11-14, and it shows India’s commitment to the corridor.
The meeting would discuss the draft agreement on the modalities for movement of pilgrims along the Kartarpur corridor, official sources revealed. The two countries would also attempt to resolve outstanding technical issues related to alignment and infrastructure along the corridor.
So far three rounds of technical level discussions have been held, at the experts level, to try and finalise the alignment, crossing point and infrastructure along the corridor.
Earlier, India had conveyed its strong concerns to Pakistan over the presence of a leading Khalistani separatist in a committee appointed by Islamabad on the Kartarpur project. It had also sought clarifications from Islamabad over certain other issues related to the project.
In November 2018, Pakistan had agreed to set up the border-crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. This site is the final resting place of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak.
Pic Credit- sikhnet.comVice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had, on November 26 last year, laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district. Two days later, the Pakistani prime minister laid the foundation stone of the corridor in Narowal, around 125 km from Lahore.